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TLS_9704 Nordic Intellectual Property Law Moot Court! 6–12 ECTS
Organised by
Turku Law School
Person in charge
Krista Rantasaari and Anu Pitkänen
Preceding studies
The participants should have prior knowledge of IP law. Good command of the English language is necessary. Experience of other moot courts is an additional benefit (not required).

Learning outcomes

The purpose of this course is to provide the students with an insight into substantive intellectual property law and procedural issues in relation to intellectual property law litigation in the form of student-driven hands-on exercise. The course is in the form of a Moot Court Competition: three-person teams from Finland, Denmark, Sweden and Norway compete against each other. First all teams prepare a statement of claims. After this, each team replies to another team in the form of a statement defence (6 ECTS). The best team from each country goes on to the final. The final is held in the form of an oral hearing (6 ECTS more, combined as a specialization course 12 ECTS).


- IP litigation and court processes
- Substantive law of IP
- Convincing legal argumentation and oral presentation

Teaching methods

The course consists of independent / group work (minimum 60/120 hours) and guidance (approximately 25 hours). The course is based on intensive, student-driven participation in a moot court. The students prepare written pleadings in a simulated case and practice oral argumentation. A law firm will also coach the students. If the team qualifies for and participates in the finals, their course can be accepted as a specialization course (12 ECTS). Otherwise the course will constitute alternative studies (6 ects).

Teaching language


Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Oral exam
  • In English
Project / practical work
  • In English

Oral presentation and Project / practical work
Active participation in:
- guidance on legal argumentation;
- possible guest lectures;
- oral practice and law firm coaching;
- participation in the final (additional ECTS as specified above)

Evaluation and evaluation criteria

Numeric 0-5.
The grades will depend on the completion of the tasks (20%) and successful participation in a moot court (80%).

Study materials

Depending on the moot court case.

Further information

NB! This course will be offered only during the academic year 2016-2017
Restricted entry, limited to 3 students. The students will be chosen on the basis of their prior studies supporting the participation in the moot court, as well as their command of the English language, and secondarily prior experience of moot courts. NB: the students interested in participating should contact Krista Rantasaari immediately, on 10th September at the latest.

Belongs to following study modules

Faculty of Law
Optional courses (MDP in Law and Information Society)
Faculty of Law
Faculty of Law
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Faculty of Law
Bachelor of Laws
Master of Laws DP
MDP in Law and Information Society
Doctor of Laws
Turku Law School